Dena Ann Barker

Dena Barker

Dena Ann Barker My mother Dena was born on May 10, 1934 in Dallas Texas. She passed away on July 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents from Cleburne, Texas her very gentle and beloved Mother Otha Pickle and her wonderful father Philip Happel, her husband Bob Davidson, brother Philip Gene Happel , her sister-in law Sarah Happel, and her niece Ann Fisher, her cousin Linda Pickle. She is survived by her beloved family, Her wonderful daughter Desiree Ann and husband Malcolm Chandler, and her devoted son Christopher Edward Barker. She is also survived by her grand children, Tiffany Bell and husband Daniel, Terence Chandler, and wife Katie, Travis Chandler and wife Roxanne. Also survivng is her brother Jim Happel and wife Vicki, her sister Darlene., nephew Tim Happel and wife Kristal, and nieces, Lori Mckelvany and husband Mark, and Deby Koon, cousins, Suzanne, Cindi, Kay, and Nancy. She also leaves behind great grandchildren. Emily, Kaitlyn, Leonidas and Athena. She also leaves behind many grand nephews and a grand niece. And some lifelong friends. Mom donated her body to science in order to educate others and save the family the expense of a funeral.. She always thought about her family. I must say Mother was my connection to my past and her past and her parents past and her grandparents past. I loved hearing her stories and wishing I had been alive back then. She will be long be remembered of not what she did, but how she made people feel. She made people feel loved. I will miss my Mom the rest of my life I have left, and know in Jesus I will see her again. Mom, we all miss you and our hearts hurt from sadness.